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Thom Hudson
Emeritus Professor

PhD, University of California Los Angeles

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http://thomhudsonblog.wordpress.com/

Thom Hudson is Professor Emeritus of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and co-editor of the electronic journal Reading in a Foreign Language.  Dr. Hudson received his B.S. degree in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, MA degree in TESOL and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has lived and taught in the U.S., Egypt, Mexico, and Japan.

Dr. Hudson’s research has concentrated on second language testing, reading, language for specific purposes, and curriculum and program development, with a long-term interest in criterion-referenced testing.

Robert Bley-Vroman

Emeritus Professor

PhD, University of Washington

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Robert Bley-Vroman received his MA in Germanics and his MA and PhD in linguistics from the University of Washington. He concluded his employment at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa as chancellor before briefly returning to the faculty in fall 2017.

Dr. Bley-Vroman’s research has concentrated on applied linguistics, syntax, and second language acquisition theory. His most influential papers are “The logical problem of foreign language learning” and “The comparative fallacy in interlanguage studies.” His latest research interest concerns the relationship between pitch in linguistics and perfect pitch in music.

Brown

JD Brown

Emeritus Professor

PhD, University of California Los Angeles

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JD has spoken and taught courses in more than forty countries ranging from Brazil to Yugoslavia. He has also authored or co-authored a number of books and published numerous journal articles and book chapters (on wide-ranging topics including language curriculum development, language testing, language testing in Japan, testing L2 pragmatics, performance testing, criterion-referenced language testing, ideas for classroom assessment, using surveys in language programs, doing quantitative and qualitative research, connected speech, quantitative research methods, mixed methods research, and heritage language curriculum).

Areas of Expertise:

  • Language Testing
  • Language Curriculum Development
  • Language Program Evaluation
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Mixed-Methods Research
  • Connected Speech

Selected Publications:

Brown, J. D. (2019). Assessment feedback. The Journal of AsiaTEFL, 16(1), 334-344. Also available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.18823/asiatefl.2019.16.1.22.334

Brown, J. D. (2019). World Englishes and international standardized English proficiency tests. In C. L. Nelson, Z. G. Proshina, & D. R. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of World Englishes (2nd ed.) (pp. 703-724). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Brown, J. D. (2019). Global Englishes and the international standardized English language proficiency tests? In F. Fang & H. P. Widodo (Eds.), Critical perspectives of Global Englishes in Asia: Language policy, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment (pp. 64-83). Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters.

Brown, J. D., Janssen, G., Trace, J., & Kozhevnikova, L. (2019). Using cloze passages to estimate readability for Russian university students: A preliminary study. Focus on Language Education and Research, 1(1). Reprinted by permission from the original article: Brown, J. D., Janssen, G., Trace, J., & Kozhevnikova, L. (2013).

Brown, J. D. (2019). Statistics Corner. Questions and answers about language testing statistics: What is assessment feedback and where can I find out more about it? Shiken Research Bulletin, 23(1), 45-49. Also retrieved from the World Wide Web at http://teval.jalt.org/sites/teval.jalt.org/files/23_01_45_Brown_Statistics_Corner-1.pdf

Brown, J. D. (2019). Statistics Corner. Questions and answers about language testing statistics: Overall English proficiency (whatever that is). Shiken Research Bulletin, 23(2), 43-47. Also retrieved from the World Wide Web at http://teval.jalt.org/sites/teval.jalt.org/files/23_02_43_Statistics_Corner.pdf

Recently Retired

Kathryn A. Davis
Professor

PhD, Stanford University
Kathryn A. Davis’ research interests have included exploration of language and identity, transnational linguistic flows, new literacies/multi-media technology, and community, school, and university collaborations.